How Bitcoin Can Stop War

Roger Ver gave this speech at Coin Congress in Singapore in May entitled “Why Bitcoin is Important for the World.” It is a sort of quick introduction into the world of Bitcoin and how Bitcoin can be a powerful tool to promote global understanding and help stop nations from conducting war. Hi everyone, my name […]

Blood, Treasure, and Soul: The Exorbitant Price of the American Empire

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War II. Some trace the origins back to 1898 and the Spanish-American War, or even earlier to the War of 1812. And still others would say that imperial ambitions were even on the […]

Rick Perry Tries To Smear Rand Paul

Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, in an apparent attempt to begin to better his abysmal showing in the last round of presidential primaries in 2012, recently attacked the current leader in Republican polls, Rand Paul, on his perceived vulnerability – foreign policy. In the piece "Isolationist Policies Make the Threat of Terrorism Greater" in […]

257 Killed Across Iraq, Mostly In Security Ops

At least 257 people were killed, mostly militants across Iraq today. At least 50 more were wounded.

MH17: The Exploitation of A Tragedy

If there’s one thing neocons and Obamaites can agree on, it’s the penultimate evil of Vladimir Putin. The downing of MH17 has knitted them so close together that it’s hard to tell the difference. No sooner had the airliner hit the ground then, one and all, they echoed the "game-changer" meme first enunciated by The […]

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It

The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, […]

What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before an investigation – […]

Gaza’s Crisis, Israeli Ambition, and US Decline

As Israel’s military kills and injures hundreds of civilians in Gaza – whose population Israel is legally obligated to protect as an occupying power – people around the world, including in the United States, wonder why official Washington appears so indifferent to even the most graphic instances of “collateral damage.” The primary reason is that […]

131 Killed In Iraq As Deadline Passes for Christians To Leave Mosul

A deadline for Christians to leave Mosul or submit to the Islamic State has passed, but not without universal condemnation. At least 131 people were killed and 83 more were wounded in attacks and clashes.

Bombers Return to Baghdad: 50 Killed, 92 Wounded

Bombers resumed their campaign in Baghdad where at least six bombs were detonated today. Overall, at least 50 people were killed and 92 more were wounded, mostly civilians.